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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Regarding Camille Fournet straps, in my experience they came even quicker than Foo stated. I have ordered two so far, and they came shockingly fast--under two weeks perhaps?

    They are really, really great quality. From me, they could not come higher recommended.

    They may not have as many customization options as ABP. But in my most humble opinion, sometimes more customization options is not really a good thing... Just because you can, doesn't mean you should :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing Newcomer, are you in the US by any chance and the straps still arrived that quick? Thinking about it, kind of curious how customs deals with the exotic skin used? Any experience or problems with customs?



    Oh and wore this today.
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  3. wurger

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    JLC ultra thin moon

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    Update on this. We opened up the watch case to find out the movement number, to our surprise, the movement number is different to the ones on the service papers, the case number is of course the same. The case number and the movement now matches up, confirming my watch maker's original assessment about the authenticity of VC.

    "Following your request, we would like to advise, according to our record, the Vacheron Constantin timepiece with case no. 819976 and movement no. 988154 is our model 49150/B01A-9095. Model 49150/B01A-9095 has the following features:
    - Movement: Automatic
    - Material of the case: Stainless steel
    - Dial: silvered guilloche
    - Material of bracelet: Stainless steel"

    The original seller is a grey market seller. I am not sure if they stamped the wrong codes on the service papers or it is made up.

    "Following your request, our experts from Vacheron Constantin Customer Service department in Europe carefully analyzed the information received about your timepiece. They regretfully informed us that “Feni Gioielli s.r.l. - Via D.Acclavio, 38-38b - 74100 – Taranto” is not our official customer service center."

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    I think it's best to send them e-mail and ask. However, you can order it in 21 mm and when placing your order you can send them a comment and ask them to make it 20.5 mm wide.
     
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    Wore this to work today
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    Ouch, sorry to hear this.

    And this people - is why sometimes you should go retail.
     
  8. Kaplan

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    What are the consequences of this?
     
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    Well he has a watch with no papers, or good as no papers, which means that whatever premium he paid for papers is down the drain. It also means that whatever grey market warranty the watch comes with is void as the case/movement numbers no longer match. That "full service" by an unauthorised service centre - hmmm for me reflux inducing.

    And finally, I cannot fathom how stressing about the possibility that your 4/5 figure watch is franken can be a pleasant experience!

    While 2nd hand and grey may save you money, retail = peace of mind. Well, most of the time anyway.
     
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    So it will (obviously) influence resale value and authorised service centers won't touch it (?) and had there been any time left on the warranty AP wouldn't honour that?
     
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  11. Tried and True

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    I don't see why not. They work on lots of vintage pieces that have no papers.
     
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  12. TC (Houston)

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    Did I read this completely wrong? I thought he said that VC confirmed the movement and case are a match and that the watch is legit? Maybe the previous service records were erroneous or forged, but a current full service by VC should bring the wach into good standing, no?
     
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    That's what I got out of it...
     
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    Damn you both.
     
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  15. TC (Houston)

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    God I love this watch. By far my favorite GMT.
     
  16. mafoofan

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    Head's up to anyone who cares: Panerai tells me there is no Q-series 372 scheduled for production, so the current P-series may be it for the run.
     
  17. Tried and True

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    That's got to be one of the best low light readers out there. Very impressive.
     
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    I would have thought that as long as the watch is legit, they will service it. Just they won't honor anything that would have been covered by warranty, if there is a problem during the warranty period.
     
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  19. bawlin

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    Any ideas for a strap for my ND SubC? Not that I'm growing tired of the watch but I wouldn't mind switching things up. Is my only real option a Nato?
     
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